1. People On The Hill (6:52)
2. Pyramid (6:22)
3. Metamorphosis (5:40)
4. Funny (Not Much) (8:01)
5. Action Jackson (4:36)
6. Each Time I Think Of You (6:10)
7. Hub's Nub (7:30)
8. La Mesha (4:52)
Carlos Abadie- Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Joe Sucato- Tenor Sax
Jonathan Lefcoski- Piano
Jason Stewart- Bass
Luca Santaniello- Drums
Recorded at Bunker Studios (Brooklyn, NY)
Engineered by Aaron Nevezie, Jonathan Lefcoski, and Carlos Abadie
Mastering by Eric Moffat at UNSOUND STUDIO
Executive Producer Jaz Sawyer
Producer Carlos Abadie
Album art & layout Willie Bruno II, Visual Champagne
Carlos Abadie is too hip for words! The music contained on this CD is a testament to how passionate these musicians are about being students of this music we call "Jazz". That is to say, that they are not afraid to breathe new life into old material as evidenced on this disc. You'll forgive me if these notes are a bit more biased than your run of the mill liner notes as I've known and had the opportunity to watch the leader grow by leaps and bounds for over a decade. That being mentioned, "Immersed In The Quest" is an apt title for this debut recording from the Carlos Abadie Quintet, and though I could do a tune by tune analysis of the CD, I- just like the musicians herein - would prefer for you, the listener, to dig the music for what it is and to have fun getting sonically acquainted with these five, under- recorded cats (though, that's sure to change very soon!). I would, however, suggest "Funny (not so much", played very tenderly by Abadie, with very poignant solos from tenorist, Joe Sucato, and pianist, Jonathan Lefcoski, as well as very supple support from bassist, Jason Stewart and drummer, Luca Santaniello.
There are many concepts and ideologies about what jazz is or is not, but at the root of it all, it's about perseverance,living, and growing. This band has all the ingredients and if they stick together long enough, their collective personal statement will be that much stronger. For Abadie's part, he's in this for the long haul and this exciting debut is an excellent launch to a very fruitful recording career!
Jeremy Pelt- trumpeter, bandleader, composer.